Stress and Predicting Factors of Psychological Well-being among Adolescents

Toloo-e-behdasht. 2016;15(3):78-91

 

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Journal Title: Toloo-e-behdasht

ISSN: 1728-5127 (Print); 2538-1598 (Online)

Publisher: Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Public aspects of medicine

Country of publisher: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Language of fulltext: Persian

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Time From Submission to Publication: 25 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Abstract Introuduction: Stress is one of the major causes of many diseases. Adolescence is due to accompanied with puberty a period of stress and pressure and majority of them suffering of mental health problems. Methods: This study was performed among high school students in Tabriz during the 2013-2014. The sample of study consisted of 403 students in the all grades of 9-12. Four schools were randomly selected; then samples were randomly selected using cluster sampling with proportional allocation. GHQ-28, Oxford Happiness, General self-efficacy, Cohen’s perceived stress, Snyder’s Hopefulness and Diner life Satisfaction questionnaires were used to gather data. Results: Results indicated with an increase of stress scores odds of low psychological well-being increased by 27%. Also, 55% of girls and 46.3% of boys had high stress and stress was a predicting factor of psychological well-being and 62% had mental health problem. Conclusion: The current study demonstrated majority of students suffer from mental health problems and stress is one of the significant predicting factors of psychological well-being.